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6 minutes ago, shull said:

I can usually know I am picking up a Junkie before I even see them. 

On the Taxi Screen it shows passenger destination with the words " wait and return " following it. 

Wee problem with them, now and again is some spending 10, 20, maybe 50 or 100 pounds on their habit then coming back and finishing their journey then saying they are short for the full Taxi fare by maybe a pound or two and maybe more. 

Their priorities totally wrong. 

With my Compamy as soon as a customer mentions "wait and return" when booking their car they are told it's money upfront.This applies even to folk taking their kids to school then returning home.Obviously drivers know who to take money upfront from,it's not a difficult assesment to make.As I said earlier those going to purchase drugs (I'd better not call them junkies :rolleyes:) would be lost without a taxi.They want to get there,get their deal and get out again with the least hassle possible.McGills don't do that kind of service.

As I also said I have no problem driving them about but as soon as they leave my vehicle they are on their own.

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30 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

You would probably known if the "junkie" had died before the police interviewed you so no story to change?

It's easy to sit in the comfort of your own surroundings and state what you would do in this, or other dangerous circumstances.

You're the only one here who was in that situation and there's lots of factors to take into account.

I'll stay non committal as I couldn't really say.

Folk are entitled to make the call as they see fit, but if you post openly about it on a forum like this, don't be surprised if others respond - regardless of where they happen to be sitting.

I tend to adopt a there but for fortune approach to how I perceive drug users, alcoholics, beggars, etc, so try not to be too judgmental.  At the end of the day, this guy is someone's son, brother, father.  Who knows what his background has been.  He could have been brought up in care through no fault of his own, or perhaps served in the armed forces.  To simply label him a junkie and assume he lives in a different world doesn't sit too comfortably with me.

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3 minutes ago, Drew said:

Folk are entitled to make the call as they see fit, but if you post openly about it on a forum like this, don't be surprised if others respond - regardless of where they happen to be sitting.

I tend to adopt a there but for fortune approach to how I perceive drug users, alcoholics, beggars, etc, so try not to be too judgmental.  At the end of the day, this guy is someone's son, brother, father.  Who knows what his background has been.  He could have been brought up in care through no fault of his own, or perhaps served in the armed forces.  To simply label him and junkie and assume he lives in a different world doesn't sit too comfortably with me.

I go with Drew on this but for the grace of God argument and try not to be judgemental. In both scenarios it looks like there is a willingness to take this sort of hire..knowing the likely reason. This doesn't exactly take the moral ground. If it's the fare that's the issue then I guess you take it up front. If it's the reason for the journey..............then I guess you have other things to consider. 

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First thing you think about when dealing with Gangland Glasgow,  Paisley or anywhere is the health of your family and yourself. 
Three Wise Monkeys and aw that. 

I don't want to wade through all the thread, however is this not the opposite of what you were suggesting earlier with regards to someone using racist language?

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15 minutes ago, Seaside Nipper said:

Is taking a junkie to den to carry out a drug deal not aiding and abetting. Just asking like........I'm a bit naive around the drug taking and associated paraphernalia

Not when unbelievabley, quite a few come into your Cab and say they are going to pick up/drop off keys. 

I have never witnessed in 30 years an actual drug deal taking place. 

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12 minutes ago, TPAFKATS said:


I don't want to wade through all the thread, however is this not the opposite of what you were suggesting earlier with regards to someone using racist language?

Read the post FFS. 

 

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Its Funny people going for the moral high ground on this point, then happily drinking in a bar where the bar staff and publican want to sell As much of that drug as they can, to as many people as possible, then tell us its 'society's fault' when their customers go on to beat people to death, rape and rob etc...

Now that's condoning drug dealing in my book! 

HSS is only making a honest living in accordance with a few more laws than most of us have to abide by.

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12 minutes ago, shull said:

Not when unbelievabley, quite a few come into your Cab and say they are going to pick up/drop off keys. 

I have never witnessed in 30 years an actual drug deal taking place. 

:lol:

I didn't realise how careless people were with keys until I started this job.

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1 hour ago, Drew said:

Folk are entitled to make the call as they see fit, but if you post openly about it on a forum like this, don't be surprised if others respond - regardless of where they happen to be sitting.

I tend to adopt a there but for fortune approach to how I perceive drug users, alcoholics, beggars, etc, so try not to be too judgmental.  At the end of the day, this guy is someone's son, brother, father.  Who knows what his background has been.  He could have been brought up in care through no fault of his own, or perhaps served in the armed forces.  To simply label him a junkie and assume he lives in a different world doesn't sit too comfortably with me.

FFS 

If I kidded on I was a helpless, hopeless, soapless and homeless junkie bassa, would Treehugger Drew stop ignoring me and let me kip in his Man Shed ?  :D

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1 hour ago, Drew said:

Folk are entitled to make the call as they see fit, but if you post openly about it on a forum like this, don't be surprised if others respond - regardless of where they happen to be sitting.

I tend to adopt a there but for fortune approach to how I perceive drug users, alcoholics, beggars, etc, so try not to be too judgmental.  At the end of the day, this guy is someone's son, brother, father.  Who knows what his background has been.  He could have been brought up in care through no fault of his own, or perhaps served in the armed forces.  To simply label him a junkie and assume he lives in a different world doesn't sit too comfortably with me.

Thats your call Bud and your right to believe that. 

My opinion is that when talking about Jakies & Junkies the massive majority  are Oxygen thieves who  are a drain on society .  

As i said previously , my exposure to them (both J & Js )has been limited but when our paths have crossed , the experiences have not been positive. Family members  assaulted , theft , intimidation and extreme anti social behaviour tends to influence my opinion of them . 

 

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1 hour ago, Drew said:

Folk are entitled to make the call as they see fit, but if you post openly about it on a forum like this, don't be surprised if others respond - regardless of where they happen to be sitting.

I tend to adopt a there but for fortune approach to how I perceive drug users, alcoholics, beggars, etc, so try not to be too judgmental.  At the end of the day, this guy is someone's son, brother, father.  Who knows what his background has been.  He could have been brought up in care through no fault of his own, or perhaps served in the armed forces.  To simply label him a junkie and assume he lives in a different world doesn't sit too comfortably with me.

I do think you are right, and I would like to think I wouldn't make any judgements as we don't know the whole background of anyone.

 

Having said that, I can understand why HSS did what he did. Being a taxi driver must be scary at times, so self preservation maybe becomes the priority.

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14 minutes ago, shull said:

FFS 

If I kidded on I was a helpless, hopeless, soapless and homeless junkie bassa, would Treehugger Drew stop ignoring me and let me kip in his Man Shed ?  :D

 

13 minutes ago, shull said:

Or wid he deport me to Greenock ? 

 

7 minutes ago, shull said:

But Drew would. :wub:

 

6 minutes ago, shull said:

And that's not nice Hendo. 

Have a heart. 

You are now on ignore. 

Too painful reading your posts. 

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